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  • Private equity: what's the limit?
    Just before Thanksgiving, Blackstone Group bought Sam Zell's Equity Office Properties Trust for $36 billion, setting a record for the largest…
  • News Corp.-Liberty swap: "On Murdoch's desk"
    One industry source says the swap of Liberty Media's stake in News Corp. for News Corp.'s stake in DirecTV is all but done.
  • NBC: A good match for Yahoo?
    Yahoo!'s management shakeup, which left CFO Susan Decker the clear successor to CEO Terry Semel, is probably just the first of many changes. Some…
  • Telecom regulation: High water mark
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin has started the
  • Winning ugly
    There's still a good chance that the AT&T-BellSouth deal will be approved this year, but it's increasingly likely that the Republicans on the…
  • Blackstone places $36 billion bet on real estate
    Blackstone Group, the private equity giant, is placing a huge bet on commercial real estate by acquiring Sam Zell's Equity Office Properties Trust.…
  • M&A party is rocking, for now
    Researcher Dealogic reported today--and I know, this is a shock--that global M&A volume has hit an all time record. It seems that $19 billion Clear…
  • Dealmakers prepare for new era on Capitol Hill
    The breadth of the Democratic victory at the polls on Tuesday took many financial executives by surprise. The outcome of the midterm election…
  • Is a Google-Clear Channel deal at hand?
    Google, known for its cutting-edge Internet software, may be setting its sights on the low-tech radio market, according to one media and…
  • Yahoo-AOL unlikely
    A story today says Yahoo has approached Time Warner about the possibility of buying its AOL unit. link. The piece in Fortune includes a pretty…

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